Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.
Children as young as nine are being taught to mix bleach with their favourite drink, cordial. The bleach represents Jesus (yes, we are confused too). And they are supposed to love Jesus ...
Crikey readers talk Australia's history of press freedom (or not), Peter Greste and religion in schools.
Terrifying tales of damnation have no place in our secular schools. With the budget boost to the chaplaincy program will schools be teaching kids what to think instead of how to?
The media likes to claim Christmas is under attack in state schools. But Melbourne secondary teacher Chris Fotinopoulos found that most parents and pupils are fine with a Christ-less Christmas. Pop stars and circus routines, anyone?
Religious groups can enter government schools without the permission of parents or even the school. Ben Westcott talks to principals and parents about Christian groups in the classroom and the playground.
Religious representatives masquerading as youth workers are enjoying unsupervised access to students in certain state schools without the knowledge of some parents, writes Chris Fotinopoulos, a state schoolteacher and Melbourne writer.